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Pinterest Secret Boards, Addict-o-Matic, Expensive Keywords, Speedlink 44:2012

by DiTesco on November 10, 2012

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Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week. This week, one (P)interesting news was that of Pinterest unveiling its new “secret boards”. For now, they are rolling out to all users the possibility of creating 3 secret boards, which you can use for things that you’re not quite ready to share yet, something private, or to share stuff with a specific community. Below is a screenshot of what it looks like. The Black Hat board is just a joke :) You will find the secret boards in the bottom of your profile. What do you think about this?

pinterest secret boards

Another interesting tool I started to make use of this week was Addictomatic, a search tool that searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. Found this one via kikolani.com and I am glad I did. Addict-o-matic allows you to search for anything and it returns results from a variety of sources. After you are done with your search, you can personalize your results dashboard by moving around the source boxes and then bookmark the page and keep coming back to your personalized results dashboard for that search. Great for getting content ideas and even for curating articles, if that is something you do. Give it a try.

addict-o-matic search

Finally, another interesting article I came across this week was that of expensive keywords from SearchEngineLand.com. It has been a while since I last saw someone making a list of the most expensive keywords on Google AdWords and according to SEL’s report, Markus Allen, will be posting, a monthly report documenting the most expensive keywords you can buy on Google AdWords. Anyway, If you are guessing, Mesothelioma, Asbestos, Annuity and the likes, then you guessed right. Apparently these keywords, continue to dominate Google’s most expensive keywords, some going as high as $143 per click. Ouch!

As usual, in no particular order:

SEO/Inbound Marketing

Content Marketing/Small Business Bites

Social Web/Other Roundups and Cool Stuff

Should I keep a domain parked without content before I launch the website?

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend.

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1 Rhett Dail @ Geek Magazine November 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

There are some great tools listed in your post DiTesco. I just started working with pintrest and think that the hidden boxes will be great for hiding content on some of my marketing efforts. Kinkolani has some awesome tools and advice so I’m not surprised you found some good stuff there. I’m going to have to start using the addict-o-matic tool. I think it will help me with selecting topics for my ever growing list of sites. Thanks!

2 DiTesco November 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thanks for stopping by. Glad you found some of the tools above useful to you. Have a nice day

3 Michele Welch November 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Great vid Ditesco. Did not know that about parked domains. ;-)

OK, so loving the Addict-o-matic tool! I’ve just spent the last 10 minutes on it. It really is addictive, LOL

Awesome stuff as usual my dear. I always learn something new when I visit. :-)

4 DiTesco November 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Hi Michele. It is always soooooo good to see you here :)

And yes, Addict-o-matic is indeed addictive and depending how creative you can be, it can an excellent source for a lot of thing ;-) Enjoy the rest of your weekend.. BTW, we need to catch up soon, lol

5 Fred Owusu November 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Nice Francisco, I have been looking for ideas to write about and Addict-O-Matic hit the spot. Thanks for sharing

6 DiTesco November 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Hi fred. Welcome, glad you found Addict-o-Matic interesting. I am getting quite addicted to it :)

7 Kimberly Castleberry November 12, 2012 at 6:27 am

I had a chuckle at the “death of the how to article” as you know I use a lot of them. The key to understand is that “How To” is a stop word for Google meaning that when you search it plus the item of interest, Google ignores it. The how to is there for the benefit of the reader which often resonates with it. There’s more than one reason to use certain structures.

8 DiTesco November 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Thanks for leaving your thoughts about “how to” being a stop word. Quite frankly, I don’t think that there are many people who even know that it is :)

9 Siv Rauv November 12, 2012 at 6:33 am

I’ve been using it as a place to store ideas (images & links), but because its all public I’ve never taken the platform too seriously. I currently use Dropbox & Evernote to store work related or more important images & links because of the privacy. So I like these new privacy boards and will definitely be open seeing if they’ll be more effective than Dropbox & Evernote.

10 Ileane November 12, 2012 at 11:37 am

Hi DiTesco,

In response to the Death of the How To post you linked to – ironically, a post on my called “How To Get Your First 2,000 Twitter Followers” ranks extremely (and surprisingly I must admit) well in Google search.
I was really surprised to see that he mentioned ranking well for this post too. :)

Thanks for the link luv! I’m really happy to see that people are learning how to manage the Chrome browser and keep it up to date.

11 DiTesco November 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Hi Ileane. Really enjoyed reading your post and actually just updated my Chrome after reading it. Thanks for stopping by. Always good to see you around :)

12 Philip A. November 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Hi DiTesco,

Thanks for sharing this with us, I ignored Pinterest till recently but I have experienced an increase in the traffic to my blog after I started using it. It’s a great source for new traffic to my blog and also I’m might say addictive…

Have a great day, cheers.

~Philip

13 Steve Noriega November 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I recently read an article on how you can use the Pinterest secret boards as a fun way to keep your employees engaged with important topics without them leaking to the public so that is some food for thought. I’m sure there are a lot of neat ideas out there. Other than that, Addictomatic looks interesting so I will be checking that out. Thanks for the info!

14 DiTesco November 26, 2012 at 2:05 am

Thanks Steve. There are some really good ways to make use of those secret boards and addict-o-matic is indeed addictive. Let me know how it goes for you

15 Jamy Hoster February 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

Great sharing man this is really nice and it was also not in my knowledge so its great to be a part of your blog.

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